A Room with a View

by E.M. Forster | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0141183292 Global Overview for this book
Registered by raeliz64 of Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 5/20/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 20, 2009
From Amazon -
"The medieval beauty of Florence is the setting for the emotional awakening of Lucy Honeychurch, a young woman travelling abroad for the first time with her cousin Charlotte. On her return to England, in her relationships with her cousin, the unconventional Emersons and her supercilious fiance Cecil, Lucy is torn between lingering Victorian proprieties and the spontaneous promptings of her heart."

Although I love the Merchant Ivory film I found the book, with all those social niceties a bit tedious.
(This is a different edition of the book to the one shown.)

Journal Entry 2 by raeliz64 from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Chosen from TaxManager's virtual bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by wingyogiewing from Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Saturday, March 06, 2010
This came in the mail today. I immediately put on Tina Dico's Room With a View on Spotify - beautiful song.

Thanks raeliz64! :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingyogiewing at Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Monday, April 16, 2018
I found this book to be a slow starter, and not a particularly enjoyable read. I’m glad I finally got around to reading it, especially since it’s been living in my bookshelf for so long.

Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 5 by wingyogiewing at Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Sunday, October 06, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (10/6/2019 UTC) at Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden


Sent on as part of a fun game. Hope you enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Thursday, October 10, 2019
A Room with a View arrived safely in Delphi, Greece today through the First Sentences VBB-Round 17!

First Sentence: “The Signora had no business to do it,” said Miss Bartlett, “no business at all.”

I believe I haven't read this book, I'm curious to see what I'll make of it.
Thank you very much for sharing!

Journal Entry 7 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Tuesday, June 09, 2020
I read this book in two afternoons and I think I've read it years ago too, because some scenes seemed familiar to me, but to be honest I found it rather bland. The writing was so and so most of the time, the characters felt dull and featured little development (yes, even Lucy) and the narration was rather fragmental. An elliptic writting style can be quite interesting, but few authors can really master it. E.M. Forster isn't one of them on my opinion.

Furthermore there are many phrases and references which I didn't quite catch the meaning of and according to the notes* they are a private joke of the author. But that's inconsiderate for the random reader, no? Interesting fact that not only locations, but many of the characters are based on real people, mostly E.M Foster's relatives and close aquaintances...
There are some concepts on this book that might have seem captivating or refreshing when it was first published, but all in all this book hasn't age very well...
Or I'm hard to please, I don't know!

* This is a 1980s blue hardback edition with a flowery dust jacket.
It includes editor's introduction, textual notes, general notes and also an appendix containing the thoughts of the author several decades later on what happened to his protagonists during the years after the novel's end...

Journal Entry 8 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Released 2 mos ago (7/29/2020 UTC) at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases


This book will continue its travels, now to Australia and then... Who knows?

Good Luck little book and Don't forget to write your news from time to time : )

Journal Entry 9 by readinghelps at Inverell, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Arrived yesterday. Thank you! I wasn't expecting such a beautiful hardcover book, with a fabulous William Morris print cover design (not the cover shown above). I love William Morris's art. I love his quote 'If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.' ― William Morris. I am still reading Virgil's Aeneid, but hope to get to this one soon after.

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